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Admiral Inn Victoria

8.0 | Very Good
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5-min. drive from downtown, free breakfast, spacious but dated rooms with kitchens

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the harbour and downtown
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noise transfer in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 7, 2014
Overview
Located a 2-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 5-minute drive from Victoria's city centre overlooking the harbour, the Admiral Inn Victoria is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located long- or short-term stay hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a separate bedroom, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette, a patio or balcony, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. 

The hotel also offers a business centre, guest laundry, free coffee in the lobby, a free breakfast, free parking, DVD rental and free bicycles. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are permitted for $15 per pet, per day.

The Bay Centre offers shopping 4 minutes away by car, while the Victoria Auto and Passenger Ferry Terminal and the Robert Bateman Centre are both about a 4-minute walk away. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) can be found roughly 30 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $15/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 16, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to downtown Victoria, the harbour, restaurants, a grocery store, ferry terminals, the Victoria Conference Centre and Fisherman's Wharf.

Many lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, quiet and well maintained, with comfortable beds and great city and harbour views. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating, efficient and helpful with sightseeing suggestions.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although several reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn towels, uncomfortable beds and noise transfer from the hallways and street. A few lodgers also complained their room's balcony was shared with the guests next door.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 218 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 125 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #27 of 57 Victoria hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 122 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 16, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 8.0/10 based on 1168 reviews

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Location
Map Marker Admiral Inn Victoria
257 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC